Sri Lankan Black Pepper Pork

Pork is a staple in Sri Lanka whether it’s curry, devilled or stir-fry. Sri Lankans usually eat it with rice or roti which complement the meat. However, the curry can taste oily while the devilled dish can be salty. In contrast, this dish uses pepper and crunchy vegetables to make the dish lean. As a…

Sri Lankan Egg Curry or Biththara Kirihodi

Eggs are perhaps the most versatile protein available which is a favorite among much of humanity. Apart from the fried, boiled, poached and scrambled eggs, some cultures like cooking them. The Sinhalese in Sri Lanka like cooking eggs in coconut milk which they call “biththara kirihodi”. This is a great dish with rice, string hoppers,…

Sri Lankan Spicy Mutton Curry

Mutton is enjoyed by many Sri Lankans as a spicy curry eaten with rice. Typically cooked with a lot of spices, special care needs to be taken to ensure that the meat is tender. This recipe uses premium cuts of mutton with less fat for a more healthier and tastier experience.

Burmese Chicken

This Burmese chicken dish is a twist on the traditional chicken curry recipes usually found in Asia. Packed with sweetness from the lemongrass, it will pair well with white rice and a tangy salad.

Roast Turkey Leg with Herbal Butter

We don’t usually celebrate thanksgiving. So we don’t really get to enjoy the yummy roast turkey everyone is super excited about close to this North American holiday. Although turkey is super expensive close to thanksgiving, it becomes much more affordable immediately after. Being a leaner meat, turkey is always a preffered taste for us (see…

Oven Baked Spicy Chicken Wings

We all love chicken wings, whether for a late lunch or with an evening beer. However, I don’t find the deep fried snack too healthy. This recipe concentrates the flavor of classic chicken wings while making it much healthier by baking.

Lamb Burgers with Herbal Mayo Sauce

There’s nothing like a good burger with a side of fries to make you feel happy. Although our favorite fast food chains offer tasty burgers at a low price, I wonder how healthy they are for my family. I also don’t trust the frozen burger patties found at the supermarket. So I prefer to make…

Curry Pork

Pork is widely consumed and loved in Sri Lanka. This is especially true among the Sinhalese. There are many traditional pork curry recepies indigenous to particular areas. Our favorite is the black pork curry with coconut. However, it is difficult to source all the ingredients needed abroad. This recipe is a versatile spicy pork curry…

Ginger Infused Chicken Soup

Soup is a guilty treat for my husband. Whenever he indulges in a week of rich food, he opts for a dinner of soup one of the days. To keep the soup as light as possible, I make it as a pure broth infused with a lot of ginger and herbs. The amount of vegetables…

Devilled Chicken

Devilled Chicken is one of the absolute favourites in Sri Lanka. It usually complements all Chinese inspired takeaway such as fried rice and fried noodles along with a good dollop of Chinese Chilli Paste. The dish is also a sought after bar food. Usually made with deep fried chicken, a variety of salty sauces and…

Chicken Biryani

Biryani is synonyms with Indian cuisine allover the world. Odds are, if you have eaten at a proper Indian restaurant, you would have seen Biryani on the menu. I have had it in Asia, Europe, Middle East and America. My husband has had it in the Caribbean, Africa, South America and the Pacific which pretty…

Oven Baked Meatballs

Who doesn’t love meatballs… in spaghetti, in submarine sandwiches, in pizza, in kebabs or just on their own accompanying a beer. Somehow those store bought meatballs don’t really taste authentic. Also, you never know what goes into them. That’s why I prefer to make meatballs at home using lean turkey meat. They are healthy and…

Chicken Shawarma

Wraps are a close competitor to sandwiches with their light pita or tortillas hiding grilled meat, vegetables, hummus and other tasty seasoning. Known around the world as Turkish kebabs, doner kababs and dönertasche (meat pockets), shawarma would be the menu item you would see on many a food cart in North America. Even the Avengers…

Chicken Curry

Chicken curry is a staple in most Sri Lankan households served with rice and vegetables. It is also quite versatile and goes well with bread, naan, chapati, roti and parota.

Nasi Goreng Ayam

Nasi Goreng Ayam is a popular dish in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. It literally means rice (nasi), fried (goreng) with chicken (ayam). i.e. Chicken Fried Rice. Usually served with a fried egg, chili paste (see recipe here), slices of cucumber and some tomatoes. Nasi Goreng Ayam is a must if you crave spicy food from…